God does not want to compete with our sins for
our attention and love. A young man said it best
when he told me, “God is greedy for us; but in a
good way.” Kids get the message!
Jesus called the Jewish leaders hypocrites, because
they cared about washing the outside of the cup
(appearances) and not the inside of the cup (our
hearts) where it is truly dirty.
In the same way, it is not the exposure to sin, but
the acceptance of sin that causes us trouble.
We cannot live in this world and not be exposed
It would not be fruitful for me to tell people not to
swear. Or for me to track down bank robbers and
tell them not to steal. How would that help me to
clean my heart? It would not. But I do not have to
accept swearing or bank robbing for myself either.
What is inside your cup (your heart) that may be
competing with your love and attention toward God?
Anger, malice, jealousy, pride, prejudice, laziness,
selfishness, . . . ?
Like my young friend said, “God is greedy for us; but
in a good way.” Let us be greedy for God, in a good
way too! It is good to say no to yourself! Keep your
eyes on Him and He will make your paths straight.
I love you all! Have a blessed week.
In His Love, Laura